Fishing license sales drop in 2017

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:21

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s sportfishing license sales fell last year, even while its revenue from license sales increased.

Walker: Permanent Fund should bring jobs to state

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 20:56
At Juneau Chamber of Commerce, Gov. Bill Walker says Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. could employ more here

In a speech to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Gov. Bill Walker told the assembled crowd that he believes the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation should bring more of its investment managers to Juneau.

State asks to build more public use cabins to meet demand

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:12

Alaska’s public use cabins are really popular.

Network seeks to bring together data on harmful algal blooms

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 22:57

A group of scientists is coming together to share information related to harmful algal blooms in Alaska.

Murkowski sees reason for optimism, though work remains to be done

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 21:10

The economy still isn’t great in Alaska, but there are reasons to be positive, according to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).

Cuts in commercial fishing budgets lead to reductions in staffing

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:09

Budget cuts at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game have led to reductions in staffing in the commercial fishing division, leading to a potential loss in fishing opportunity.

Alaska Legislature considers bills to create electronic hunting, fishing licenses

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 22:45
HB 129 and HB 260 are advancing through the legislative process

The exact details of how the license would be carried and displayed have yet to be determined.

Smoking ban moving through committees, as divisive as ever

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 21:01

The debate over whether smoking should be banned in Alaska workplaces is as divisive as ever, despite several years of amendments and discussion.

Lawmakers could affect value of the Permanent Fund

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 22:12
Permanent Fund CEO Angela Rodell discusses fund’s strengths, weaknesses as lawmakers consider using it to patch deficit

Permanent Fund CEO Angela Rodell discusses fund’s strengths, weaknesses as lawmakers consider using it to patch deficit.

Quiet wires: Alaska illegally fails to report its wiretaps to public

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 20:09
Since 1993, Alaska has never publicly reported its tapping of Alaskans’ phones, as required by law

The Alaska Department of Law is failing to disclose when it taps the phone of an Alaskans, the Empire has learned through a public records request.